David Kirkpatrick

February 16, 2010

1TB solid state drive on a postage stamp

Filed under: Business, Technology — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 2:47 am

Well not really on a postage stamp, but really that small. Let’s review: one terabyte solid state drive packed into around a square inch of real estate. This definitely fall into the “I’ll really believe it when I see it on store shelves and installed on motherboards,” but man this is one data storage breakthrough. For the record Toshiba thinks these will be on the market in two years.

From the link:

A team of Japanese researchers from Toshiba and the Keio University in Tokyo, led by Professor Tadahiro Kuroda, claims to have developed a technique that will reduce the size of SSDs by around 90 per cent. Not only that, but the technology also increases their  by 70 per cent and makes them cheaper to manufacture.

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